Swimmer at Six Mile Creek pronounced dead after unsuccessful resuscitation attempts

Swimmer at Six Mile Creek pronounced dead after unsuccessful resuscitation attempts

A swimmer who jumped into the Six Mile Creek reservoir could not be resuscitated this evening after a rescue attempt, according to the Ithaca Fire Department. 

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Online and mailed DMV renewals mean a sharp drop in revenue for Tompkins County, says County Clerk

Online and mailed DMV renewals mean a sharp drop in revenue for Tompkins County, says County Clerk

The Tompkins County Clerk's office, which oversees the local Department of Motor Vehicles office, is urging area residents to keep taxes down and keep dollars local by visiting the DMV in Hancock Plaza. Residents who mail back their renewal forms or use the DMV's new online tools are sending all their money to Albany.

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East Hill Dunkin' Donuts and Cornell Police team up for Special Olympics fundraiser

East Hill Dunkin' Donuts and Cornell Police team up for Special Olympics fundraiser

Cornell University Police Department and the Dunkin' Donuts on Pine Tree Road teamed up this morning for an event to raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics of New York.

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A beautiful day as GrassRoots begins its 25th annual festival of music and dance

A beautiful day as GrassRoots begins its 25th annual festival of music and dance

Happy GrassRoots! The 25th annual festival is ready to kick off at the Trumansburg Fairground, and we're ready for some amazing music and joy.

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Ithaca lawyer Ray Schlather re-appointed to TC3 board by Governor Cuomo

Ithaca lawyer Ray Schlather re-appointed to TC3 board by Governor Cuomo

Tompkins Cortland Community College announced today that TC3 Board of Trustees member Ray Schlather has been re-appointed to the board by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. Schlather has served since 2008.

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Common Council members endorse Ducson Nguyen for Second Ward seat

Common Council members endorse Ducson Nguyen for Second Ward seat

A software engineer who moved to the Ithaca area with his wife in 2009 has announced his candidacy for a seat on the City of Ithaca's Common Council. Ducson Nguyen says, "Living in Ithaca has improved my quality of life and sense of belonging, and now I want to pay that back."

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Cayuga Heights officers and Tompkins County deputies arrest barricaded subject on East Hill

Cayuga Heights officers and Tompkins County deputies arrest barricaded subject on East Hill

An Ithaca man is in Tompkins County Jail tonight after officers from the Cayuga Heights Police Department and deputies from the Tompkins County Sheriff's Department teamed up to serve felony warrants. After a standoff at an East Hill residence during which police officers reportedly had their weapons drawn according to a witness, the man was "taken into custody without incident," according to the Sheriff's Department.

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Star-studded charity hockey game for Racker Centers will feature NHL players and Cornell alums

Star-studded charity hockey game for Racker Centers will feature NHL players and Cornell alums

It's the second Racker Rivals Big Red charity hockey game to benefit the Franziska Racker Centers, a local non-profit that supports people with disabilities and their families. Organizers have built on last year's success with an incredible lineup of NHL players of past and present, Cornell alumni, coaches, and players, and local celebrities.

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Cornell and TCAT reach new deal to increase annual volume discount payments

Cornell and TCAT reach new deal to increase annual volume discount payments

Cornell University and Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit (TCAT) issued a joint statement this morning, saying they've signed a "memorandum of understanding" that formalizes Cornell's volume discount payment structure for the next three years.

Frank Proto, TCAT chairman and a former Tompkins County legislator, says "TCAT's success depends on the ability to cover costs by collecting adequate fares, as well as on federal, state, and local funding."

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Burt Shavitz, who opened a Burt's Bees store in downtown Ithaca, dies at 80

Burt Shavitz, who opened a Burt's Bees store in downtown Ithaca, dies at 80

It's been Viva Taqueria for 20 years, but the corner of State and Aurora in Downtown Ithaca once featured a Burt's Bees store -- one of Burt Shavitz's earliest retail shops. The company says, "Our namesake and co-founder, Burt, passed away among family and friends in Bangor, Maine" on Sunday.

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